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  • ‘US focused on improving situation for Rohingyas’

    The United States remains focused on steps that will improve the situation for Rohingya refugees and all people in Myanmar as well as promoting accountability for those that were responsible for these atrocities, says Deputy Spokesperson at US Department of State Robert Palladino.

  • Comments on Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh demands Myanmar apologise

    Dhaka yesterday protested the "derogatory and provocative" remarks of Myanmar Religious Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko on Rohingya refugees and asked the country to apologise.

  • INGOs Spending on Rohingyas: Operations eating up a thick slice

    A large portion of the donations meant for the displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh is being spent as operational cost of international NGOs, says a study.

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    Rab rescues 10 Rohingyas in Malaysia-bound boat

    The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday rescued 10 Rohingya refugees and detained an alleged human trafficker in a Malaysia-bound boat in the Bay of Bengal.

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    Make an all-out effort to create right conditions

    The UN refugee agency yesterday urged Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions for safe return of Rohingyas and address the root cause of their displacement.

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    Create conditions in Myanmar conducive to refugee returns: UNHCR

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appeals to Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions conducive for voluntary return of the Rohingyas and address the root causes of the refugees’ displacement in line with the recommendations of the Kofi-Annan led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

  • UN condemns rights abuses in Myanmar

    A key United Nations committee endorsed a resolution on Friday expressing "grave concern" and "strongly condemning" all violations and abuses of human rights against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

  • 150 Rohingyas to return today

    The first batch of Rohingyas is all set to be sent back to Myanmar today amid reports that many of the refugees listed for return are hiding in fear of forcible repatriation.

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    Dhaka wants China's role in persuading Myanmar

    Dhaka has urged Beijing to encourage Myanmar to create a conducive environment for a speedy return of Rohingyas to their home in Rakhine.

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    Rohingyas 'terrified' about leaving

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingyas back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are "terrified" about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said yesterday.

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    'Accountability crucial for voluntary return of Rohingyas'

    Bangladesh says accountability would serve as an important confidence building measure for the Rohingyas' to return voluntarily without which the repatriation would not be sustainable.

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    US for voluntary return of Rohingyas

    The United States has laid emphasis on voluntary return of Rohingyas as Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to begin repatriation of Rohingya refugees in mid-November.

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    An acid test for global community

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday called for mounting pressure on Myanmar from across the world to take back the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

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    8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali expresses hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State of Myanmar soon.

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    Fire kills six at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

    Six Rohingyas were killed early yesterday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the local fire service said.

  • Madrasa a place of prayer and peace for Rohingya kids

    Inside a stifling bamboo shanty, eight-year-old Saleema Khanam throws a bright yellow shawl over her head and steps out into the enormous Bangladesh refugee camp tightly clutching her treasured Koran.

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    Plan to shift Rohingyas to Bhashan Char postponed

    Government has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said yesterday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar border.

  • Malaysia won't support Suu Kyi anymore

    Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

    The government of Bangladesh and the United Nations will jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against members of the Rohingya population forcibly displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya crisis: PM pushes for quick solution

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has demanded immediate and effective implementation of the Myanmar-UN agreement on the solution to Rohingya crisis which is putting immense socioeconomic pressure on Bangladesh.

  • PM receives 2 int'l awards for hosting Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received two international awards -- the IPS International Achievement Award and the 2018 Special Distinction Award for Leadership -- for her humanitarian and responsible policy in hosting the Rohingyas and for her far-sighted leadership over the Rohingya issue.

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    Those responsible for Myanmar crimes could face genocide charges: US

    A US government probe into Myanmar’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority was not aimed at determining whether genocide or crimes against humanity had been committed, but those responsible could still be held accountable for those crimes, a top State Department official says.

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    Ending Rohingya Crisis: PM places 3 proposals at UN meet

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday made three recommendations for solving the Rohingya crisis at its root, including abolition of discriminatory laws, policies and practices of Myanmar against the minority group.

  • How Bangladesh should approach the Rohingya issue

    It is quite evident that Bangladesh will be playing a prominent role at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this year since the Rohingya crisis will be one of the dominating agendas for not only Bangladesh but also many other countries.

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    WB approves $25m grant for Rohingyas

    The World Bank (WB) has approved another $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youths who had fled violence in Myanmar.

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    WB regional vice president due today

    World Bank Vice President for the South Asia region, Hartwig Schafer, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today to further deepen the

  • The world will not rest on Rohingya crisis

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday called for justice on the Rohingya crisis after his visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state, telling embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi the world "won't let it rest".

  • ICC referral may need to be considered over Rohingya treatment: UK

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt says the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.

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    ASEAN MPs urge UN to act on devastating Rohingya atrocities report

    Lawmakers from South East Asia urges the UN to act on a devastating report on atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar and do everything it can to pave the way for justice for victims.

  • Restore Rohingya rights to citizenship

    A group of UN investigators yesterday called on the Myanmar government to suspend the citizenship verification process based on the 1982 Citizenship Law and restore the citizenship rights of Rohingyas through a speedy administrative process.